Coaster Crusade
Busch Gardens & Sea World
Tampa & Orlando, Florida
August 16th, 2016
Busch Gardens Event Details
In celebration of National Roller Coaster Day Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida and Sea World in Orlando, Florida invited me and other roller coaster fans to participate in its activities. To celebrate the parks put together a day long event in an effort to ride all the roller coasters at both parks in one day. The day began with an 8:00 am check in to pick up our badges and get ready for the day. Our badges had all the names of the rides we were to ride and park employees would use a hole punch to mark all the rides we rode. First ride of the day was on Montu a fun B&M inverted roller coaster. After 2 rides it was time to head over to Cheetah Hunt for 2 rides on this awesome triple launched roller coaster. Next up we journeyed to the back half of the park for rides on Falcons Fury and Scorpion roller coaster. We then made our way to Kumba for 2 rides and over to Sheikra for 2 rides on it as well. Time for a couple of kiddie coasters with rides on Air Grover and the Sand Serpent mouse style ride. Time for a quick lunch from Chick Fil A and it was time to get on the bus to head to Sea World for the next half of the event.
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Sea World Event Details
After a bus ride to Sea World it was time to continue with the days activities. Unfortunately it began to rain and would not end the rest of the day. The park lead us to two rides hoping the rain would end but it did not. We took a ride on the Wild Arctic ride and into the Shark Encounter experience. Due to the rain that was then end of the day but the park offered everybody Quick Que passes if we wanted to return to try and finish the day. So a few days later I headed back to the park to finish the event. I started with a ride on Manta a flying roller coaster, a ride on Kraken a floorless roller coaster. Stopped over at Journey to Atlantis and then headed around the park for the last two roller coasters. A great ride on the new Mako hyper coaster and a last ride on the Shamu kiddie coaster. Overall a great time and was a fun way to celebrate National Roller Coaster Day at Sea World and Busch Gardens!
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